|The Once and Future King|
|Comments on Shadowgrid Profile||"This guy is gonna die young" ~ Sysop|
- 1 Summary for GMs
- 2 Background
- 3 Affiliations
Summary for GMs
A modern day male Scheherazade, except the stories are made firsthand and streamed.
- "Scheherazade": Poor Self Control (Thrill-Seeker), Daredevil, Driven (Appeasing the princess' bloodthirst)
- Beheaded if unable to generate interesting stories
- "Storyteller": Poor Self Control (Narration), Electronic Witness, Prank Warrior
- Runs are recorded (usually live streamed) and narrated. Shown to the princess and sometimes the rest of court, who may take the opportunity to mess with him.
- "The Princess Consort": Fame (Global), Day Job 3
- Married into the O'Connor Dunaan-mor family
- "The Once and Future King": Distinctive Style (Symbols of Righ), Alpha Junkie, Did You Just Call Me Dumb?, Creature of Comfort (High), Vendetta (Hated by some Dunaan princes)
- Claims to be the only true Follower of the Path of Righ
- His apartment is nice but haunted, a "friendly" gift from some princes in no way meant to get him killed.
Aeneas was raised at birth by the Dunaan-mor family O'Connor. He took keen interest in the Council of Stewards and studied vigorously all the skills his elven brethren focused on. For his awakened elf brothers, 22 years old would have been considered quite late to have their coigriochallabh, but for a mundane human, it sounded like a joke- and a quite distasteful one.
He had no way out- he was certain his fever dreams were truly from coigriochallabh and yet he could never end it, as the Giving of Honour ceremony was closed to him. To make matters worse, many of his dreams featured The Morrigan, who constantly foretold how he would die in the future or how he supposedly died in the past.
In the most vivid of these, she told him that if he did the unthinkable- forcing himself into the ceremony and claiming to Seek a Path- he'd certainly die for his blasphemy. The message was much the same as prior dreams, but this time he was more aware of his own body. Now he finally noticed that during all these meetings with The Morrigan, he wore a hooded cloak and carried a club, a cauldron, and a harp. With sudden clarity, he realized who he truly was and what he must do.
At the next Council of Stewards meeting, he tailed his brothers to Tara. Once they had congregated and the meeting was underway, he lept upon the stone to Give his Honour, declaring that he didn't Seek, but Followed the Path of Righ. Aeneas claimed to be an awakened elf reincarnated as a mundane human and that all true Followers of Righ are such- after all, a true ruler would rise regardless of his station in life and prove himself capable of ruling men stronger and more dangerous than him. "All existing Followers of Righ are merely pretenders." Sacrilegious it may be, a few from the crowd thought the oath too important to be interrupted- and so he wasn't dragged off until he finished.
As expected, Cuirt Danaan was to immediately decide how to punish his outburst, and so Aeneas quickly enacted the second part of his plan before MacNamara could convene the court. The daughter of one of the O'Connor branch families had recently become of age and numerous attempts had been made to marry her off- all ending in the beheading of the groom before the next morning and a struggle to convince another family to send a potential suitor. Aeneas brought himself before the girl, declare himself the once and future King, and asked for her hand. Having made the brave decision to self impose himself with certain death, MacNamara decided Aeneas needn't further punishment.
Borrowing a strategy from 1001 Arabian Nights, a book he received from an anonymous source a few weeks prior, he told the princess he'd deliver her stories she couldn't bear to not hear the end of, and promptly booked a flight to Seattle to start a life as a shadowrunner.
- Suitor bravely saved innocent lives at a party with his heroic leadership during a panicked situation, including physically carrying someone to safety from the fire
- Suitor was wrongly arrested for a false murder charge, clearly perpetrated by the Night Hunters and their corrupt KE connections
- Suitor helped work with local musicians to create music videos that speak to the hardships faced by the less fortunate metas
- Suitor was attacked by the Night Hunters, who clearly heard about his deeply moving new video and wanted to prevent its release
- Despite being completely unarmed, he risked life and limb to drag away an innocent man who had been critically injured in the attack, and the managed to save his life
- He also bare fist punched one of the armored and augmented Night Hunter assailants, knowing full well it would be ineffective, in order to send the message that we must not fear those stronger than us.
Appearance and Style
- Meat: Black haired male that favors dark clothing sporting symbols for all of The Arcana (stone, sword, spear, and cauldron) but often juxtaposes this with a starkly contrasting white (usually his mask).
- Astral form: Similar to physical form except the contrast of dark and light is even more pronounced and he bears a crown.
- Astral signature: None
- Matrix persona: Same as astral.
- Styles and symbols known for: Sporting symbols for The Arcana, speaking in 2nd/3rd person, narrating, claiming to be a mage.
- Unite and rule over the Tirs, then the Seelie Court
- Generate novel and interesting stories to keep the princess interested in letting him live another day
- Change her to be less interested in blood thirst and more in taking their rightful place
- Rule over the material plane
- Quell the princess' blood thirst
- Married the O'Connor princess and survived more than a single day
- The Mundane Mage
- The Suitor
- The Once and Future King
Important People and Things Murdered
- None (yet)
|Name||GM||Metaplot||Date of Run|
|Lost Children||ryncewynde88||Rural Rescuers||7 July 2078|
|Whats That Coming Over The Hill||ryncewynde88||Hunt for Saeletra||30 June 2078|
|Statement of Intent||DrBurst||You Can't Fight Us All - The Rise of ShadowHaven||10 June 2078|
- Jaden Aleyso (6/1 Fixer)
- Exsang (1/1 Personal Favors, Herald and Blood Doping)
- Movran le Mael (6/1 Shadow Services, Alchemist/Street Doc)
- Annar le Mael (6/1 Shadow Services, Alchemist/Street Doc)
- Stockpile (6/1 Legwork)
- XXv0y4g3rXx (6/2 Legwork)
- The Eclipse faction. Their involvement is currently unknown to Suitor, but they have been subtly helping him in marginal ways by making sure he runs into and befriends certain contacts (like Jaden and the Mael siblings), gifting him books to tip off strategies, etc. One of their secret goals is to see a human in a ruling position in the Seelie Court, but they're not certain enough of his character to formally introduce themselves just yet.
- Some princes of the Dunaan families, especially the more burnt out ones. All multiple initiate grade adepts or mages with upto millions spent on deltaware (though at least 2.0 essence remaining).
|Seattle, Streets of Redmond||2|